anchorage18-smCitizens of Anchorage say it’s not only a place to live, but a way of life. Young families and retired residents form a community dedicated to family, neighbors, school,  pets,  trees and gardens. Large country estates, historic homes, cottages and stunning new homes sit side by side in harmony with the dogwoods, ancient oaks and magnolias. Residents walk and bike, gather together in Wagner Park or the gazebo, and participate in many city or school sponsored events. Downtown Anchorage has recently been revitalized with exciting plans to enhance citizen’s enjoyment. Not only is Anchorage a wonderful place to live today, but it has a rich history. The word “Anchorage” means the act of anchoring or a place suitable for anchoring. Captain James W. Goslee agreed with this when he built his estate in 1868 and called it “Anchorage.” Traditional lore says that the anchor that hangs inside the rim of the locomotive wheel in the center of town was placed on his lawn as a monument to the river and the railroad. The town was originally a summer resort for Louisville’s well-to-do. After the 1930 depression years, summer “visitors” became year round residents. anchorage010 Today, Anchorage is home to nearly 3,000. It is a 4th class city with its own police department, fire department with emergency services, and post office. The Anchorage Independent Public School has a separate board of trustees and approximately 400 students. It has been ranked number one scholastically in the state for several years. Click here for City of Anchorage info

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